Fractals Revisited: Monte Vista Elementary School in Nob Hill

Fractals Revisited: Monte Vista Elementary School in Nob Hill
by Chris Lucas

Nob Hill is home to the one-of-a-kind Fractal Foundation, which uses "the beauty of fractals to inspire interest in science, math & art." The foundation has made the MetroABQ the fractal capital of the world! Read More


One Percent for the Arts: Nob Hill Art Installation

One Percent for the Arts: Nob Hill Art Installation
by Chris Lucas

Nob Hill just got a public art installation across from Monte Vista Elementary School & Campus Blvd (home of the Fractal Foundation). Upon first glance, to me the sculpture resembles a large snail uncoiling, it's head poking around outside it's lair.  Read More


MetroABQ Mural Maps: Searchable Street Art Through MurosABQ & Mural Fest

MetroABQ Mural Maps: Searchable Street Art Through MurosABQ & Mural Fest
by Chris Lucas

The MetroABQ has a great supply of art & artists. They can be found in the galleries, of course, often regulated during monthly ARTScrawl & First Friday art events. However, some of the best art can be found outside, as geometric fractals created by school-age children, & especially large-scale building-length mural projects, which have proliferated beautifully in our city lately, like this one on the edge of Uptown.  Read More


Mural Fest '18: The Nob Hill Neighborhoods

Mural Fest '18: The Nob Hill Neighborhoods
by Chris Lucas

Above & below are three of more than half a dozen Nob Hill murals featured in Mural Fest '18 this year.  For the woman surrounded by red: Ernest Doty updated his wall outside the Slice Parlour--it's my favorite mural this year & is stunning up close...Also, The Guild Cinema exit doorway now sports a geometric eye design that is easy to miss. A muralist outside Empire Board Game Library works on his wall during the festival.
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Cobweb Hen & Chicks -- Fractals in Nature

Cobweb Hen & Chicks -- Fractals in Nature
by Chris Lucas

Did you know: the MetroABQ is the international headquarters of the Fractal Foundation? From their website: 
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MetroABQ Scenes: Public Fractal Images (reprint)

MetroABQ Scenes: Public Fractal Images (reprint)
by Chris Lucas

Above are two fractal images adorning the Monte Vista Elementary School, created by students. From the Nob Hill-based Fractal Foundation website: The Fractal Foundation was formed in 2003, as an outgrowth of the Albuquerque based “Chaos Club”. Since then, we have taught fractals to over 68,000 children and 50,000 adults. Based in Albuquerque, most of our activities have thus far taken place in New Mexico, but they continue to spiral outward and upward…  Read More


Nob Hill Happenings: World Fractal Headquarters

Nob Hill Happenings: World Fractal Headquarters
by Chris Lucas

This is an amazingly detailed fractal, seen in the courtyard from the Richmond side of Monte Vista Elementary. (When school is out…) stand directly below it and gaze upwards. Imagine creating that as a 6-9 year old! Read More